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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 1476 ratings

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4 stars The endles enigma The track starts with a creepy moog and then piano playing, fitting easily as music to a horror movie. Great. The the Hammond comes inn and the track gets heavier before the melodic part comes with a good vocal from Lake and lovely organ by Emerson. A great atmospheric part. The short instrumental part following it is marvelous, with great piano by Keith that concludes the number. 5 stars

The endles enigma (part two) An upbeat melodic instrumental with marvelous work from Emerson. Lakeīs vocals are also great. This is essentially a studio reworking of Promenade, but itīs great. 5 stars

Fugue A piano instrumental. Very jazzy, but playful. And lots of fine playing as well. 5 stars

Fro,m the beginning Lake on acoustic guitar. Fine. An atmospheric ballad with great vocals. The melody is great as well. Lake even plays a solo on electric guitar. Even Emersonīs concluding moog solo is up to the point and accessible. 5 stars

The sheriff An organ driven vocal track. Letīs say the melody is just average, but the playing is great as always. Nice drumming from Palmer. The track with somewhat of a country flavour reminds me (just in melody of course, of the marvelous Tumbleweed connection by Elton John). The fast boogie woogie piano part is nice. Still a filler, though. 3 stars

Hoedown (taken from rodeo) Great work on this one. Emerson plays a catchy melody (I believe it is an Irish traditional) on organ and Lake with Palmer do their usual stuff with usual success. Especially Palmerīs drumming is awesome. The track is very poverful and also adequatly rocking. Even the moog parts are digestable. 5 stars

Trilogy After the atmosphridc intro provided by Emerson on piano, Lake sings another ballad in a sweet melancholic tone. I even like the fast part with Emersonīs moog playing. Then Lake sings again a bit and another synth passage follows, with exceptional work from Palmer as well as Lake. (Well, the are perfect most of the time in terms of playing. Itīs the songwriting that stinks quite a few times a record). Not on this one, though. Emersonīs bluesy moog outro is really funny. In a good way. 5 stars

Living sin A hilarious sorta-rocker with Lake sounding as John Entwistle singing Boris the spider. The chorus is better. I like the "dirty" Hammond sound. Great drumming by Palmer again. 3.5

Abaddonīs bolero Really. A great record and then comes this... Whatīs the purpose of mostly overplaying one motif on the Hammond and all kinds of synths? 1 star

Overal rating: 4 STARS


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